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A settlement in a parish of the same name, Glencorse has become a northeastern district of Penicuik, lying 1¼ miles (2 km) from the town centre, immediately to southwest of Milton Bridge. Glencorse Barracks were first developed in 1803 and are now home to the Royal Highland Fusiliers. Glencorse House (1812) and the restored 17th C. old parish church lie a quarter-mile (0.5 km) to the north. The Old Kirk provided a location in the successful American television series Outlander (2014). The current church dates from 1883 and is the work of Robert Rowand Anderson (1834 - 1921). The settlement also benefits from a primary school. Glencorse Reservoir lies 2 miles (3 km) to the northwest.

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